Satan has chosen his victims. The battle with evil has begun.
This stylishly photographed horror movie centers upon a beautiful, good-hearted schoolteacher whose life becomes a living hell after she is chosen to bear the son of Satan. Her horrible ordeal begins when an ancient enigmatic traveller places an ancient, supposedly extinct, insect up her nose. It crawls into her brain. She soon begins having terrifying dreams and more. When she learns the awful truth about her relationship with the Dark Master things get even worse. Still the baby is born and the poor woman faces a terrible and, genre-wise, surprising choice.
This may be all style over substance but it's an enjoyable ride.
For all the flying death shrouds, insects crawling into nostrils, demonic rituals and, above all, a channel-surfing bunny rabbit, The Sect is a disappointingly level-headed film from a director better known for the bat-shit likes of Deliria and The Church. Although it makes little enough sense as it is, it could really have done with a shot of cracked insanity. Instead, The Sect is serious, slow and way too long, while the direction is flat and the screenplay lacks any narrative drive. It's one of those films that's essentially a series of events, one after the other, with little emotional investment in the characters that they're happening to. It means that the twists and revelations towards the end fall utterly flat, though there are plenty of interesting concepts, crazed ideas and gruesome gore FX along the way. Spoiler: sadly, the bunny rabbit doesn't end up using his dexterity with a remote control to save the day.
While this may be my least favorite Michele Soavi film it's leagues better than what most horror directors put out.
this and The Church should be worshipped by all metal fans.ALL HAIL!